Outpatient IV Infusion
Patients who require intravenous medical services now have a choice when it comes to where they receive their IV treatments.
At the outpatient IV infusion center at Carrus Health’s main campus in Sherman, Texas, we offer a comfortable and safe alternative to receiving the medical treatment you need.
Patients arrive at our facility daily, weekly, monthly, or even semiannually for convenient IV infusions or injections. The Carrus Health infusion center is quiet, efficient, and extremely comfortable – allowing you to receive the care you need and then be on your way.
Who Benefits From Outpatient IV Infusion?
You may benefit from our services if your physician orders IV infusion treatment for the following medical conditions or needs:
- Blood disorders such as anemia
- Cancer treatment
- Gastrointestinal disorders such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis
- Autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis or lupus
Doctors may prefer IV infusion for delivering medication when a condition is severe or when the treatment needs to be fast-acting. Administering treatment directly into a patient’s veins is the fastest method for circulating medication or fluids throughout the body.
Notably, IV infusion also bypasses the digestive tract, which can slow treatment delivery and impact a medicine’s strength due to the filtering that naturally occurs with digestion.
Intravenous Treatments We Offer
The outpatient IV infusion services at Carrus Health include:
Serious infections require quick treatment delivered at full strength. This usually means skipping the oral-based medicines and receiving an injection or IV therapy. Antibiotics or other medications (depending on a patient’s needs) may be administered intravenously.
A blood transfusion involves using an IV to deliver donor blood to a patient. It may be required after blood loss due to trauma, medical conditions such as hemophilia, or disorders that result in anemia (a lack of healthy red blood cells) such as leukemia or kidney disease.
Chemotherapy is a standard treatment protocol for cancer to shrink or kill cancer cells. The type and dosage of anticancer drugs used may differ from patient to patient and can be administered by IV, usually at the arm, hand, or chest. A chemo treatment regimen is customized for each patient and tends to be repeated in cycles lasting either days or weeks.
Fluid replacement is required for severe dehydration, and the fastest way to replace fluids is intravenously, which circulates water and electrolytes throughout the body immediately.
When a patient is unable to swallow or digest food on their own – or is otherwise unable to feed themselves – they may require total parenteral nutrition (TPN). This involves delivering the nutrition needed by IV to correct or prevent malnutrition. Liquid nutrients being delivered may include protein, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, and other substances. TPN may become necessary due to illnesses and disorders affecting the GI tract such as cancer, cancer treatment, Crohn’s disease, and some neurological conditions.
Get the IV therapy you need – quickly, easily, and above all, comfortably at Carrus Health’s outpatient IV infusion center in Sherman, Texas. Call us at (903) 870-2600 today.